Tentusol plans 250MW subsidy-free Spanish solar farm

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Spanish solar developer Tentusol has announced plans for a 250MW unsubsidised solar “megapark” on up to 800ha of land in north-west Cádiz, according to reports.

At a press conference this week, the company said that the €275 million farm would be developed in five phases of 50MW each, with planning and construction taking between two and three years.

The first phase of the will be connected at the end of 2015, according to a spokesman for the company, with the final phase operational by 2017.

The overall facility, based at a site near the town of Trebujena, will contain a total of around 90,000 PV panels, and will generate around 420,000MW each year, providing power to around 117,000 homes, the company said.

Company board chairman Fernando López Gil was quoted as applauding the commitment of his company in bringing the scheme forward despite the Spanish government’s decision last year to end its feed in tariff regime for new renewables plants.

According to the company, the project will employ about 536 workers in each of the five phases, and create between 60 to 100 jobs during the operational phase.

Gill said that the proposed development could provide training opportunities for educational institutions based in Cádiz.

Tentusol, a solar engineering, design and installation company was formed in 2006, and says that it generated sales of 75 million euros through the installation of just 15MW since then.

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